272020May
OT and Integrative Health for Children

OT and Integrative Health for Children

By Megan Carroll MOT, OTR/L, Melinda Morris MOT, OTR/L and Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Children may benefit from occupational therapy combined with complementary and integrative health approaches. An occupational therapist who is trained in complementary and integrative health will suggest which approaches may be most beneficial, or refer to another practitioner when indicated. The authors provide…

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292018Jun
3 Summer Healthy Treats

3 Summer Healthy Treats

We asked occupational therapists what are some of their favorite summer “healthier” treats. This is what three OTs said: “I’m a smoothie fanatic in the summer. I like them for breakfast. I don’t use recipes, but an easy smoothie for me is something like this (all measurements are approximations).” – Carrie Ann Strub, OTR/L 1 cup…

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92018Feb
New Podcast – Nutrition & Health: Feed Your Family Healthy

New Podcast – Nutrition & Health: Feed Your Family Healthy

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Tina Gilberti, FDN, OTR/L for the Healing Connections Podcast – Episode 4: “Nutrition & Health – Feed Your Family Healthy: Improve Mood, Behavior, and Immune Function” Learn: Suggestions for families to eat well. How to make healthy food choices on the run. How to help transition diets for children and adults….

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132016May
7 Holistic & Healthy Ways OTs Can Bring Change in the School Setting

7 Holistic & Healthy Ways OTs Can Bring Change in the School Setting

Planting seeds, it’s all that you can do at times, but eventually those seeds will grow into beautiful, long lasting plants, trees or flowers. By Michelle Bonang, OTR/L Having my own business in Vermont means seeing my own private clients and also contracting out to the school systems. In the schools, I am up against…

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232015Apr

Healthy Eating Tips from a Chef and Chiropractor

Many of us are hungry to understand how to eat healthy. Interview with Dr. James Ryan and Chef Alexander Dixon: Emmy Vadnais: Do you believe nutrition is individual to everyone, i.e. do they need to have an individual diet based on their unique constitution/blood type and/or are there general food/diet recommendations that are good for…

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62015Apr
5 Holistic Pain Relief Approaches

5 Holistic Pain Relief Approaches

Most of us have or will experience physical pain in our lives. For many, pain is an everyday or chronic experience, but does it need to be? For those looking for help that are natural and beyond or in conjunction with drugs or surgery, here are options. According to the National Institutes for Health: Pain…

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